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TikTok: Should we trust the Chinese social-media video app?

TikTok: Should we trust the Chinese social-media video app?
Thursday 7
21:32 2019

TikTok is thought to have about half a billion active users worldwide, with a large percentage in their teens or early 20s. The short-form video app has become a fertile birthing ground for memes, many of them music-related. One example involved users and their pets switching into cowboy and cowgirl clothing at a certain point in rapper Lil Nas X's song Old Town Road - something that is credited with it becoming a huge hit. But some politicians are worried the app's Chinese owner, Bytedance, poses a risk to national security. Regulators have also raised their own safety concerns. So ...

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BBC UK : TikTok: Should we trust the Chinese social-media video app?

Summary: US lawmakers are worried about TikTok's Chinese ownership, despite its data-protection assurances.

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